Youth and Families

LEARN AND EXPLORE

Stories, crafts, educational tours and interactive experiences highlight the fun and exciting learning opportunities available at the Colorado Railroad Museum!

SCOUT DAY

10am-2pm
2022 Date TBD

$14 per participant (uniforms encouraged, includes a ride)

Join us for a fun day of Scout related activities including talking with historic railroad workers like an engineer or telegrapher, visiting the Museum’s railyard featuring different types of rail cars, exploring the tools used by the railroad and how to lay track. Participants can also hear railroad stories and send a message in Morse code, learn about railroad signaling using lanterns, whistles & horns! We will also look at the different scales used in model railroading. And of course, take a historic train ride!

ONLINE REGISTRTION AVAILABLE SOON!

RAILROAD BACKPACKS

Included with admission

Designed for families ages 4 – 99, Activity backpacks are designed to make traditional, adult-oriented galleries more fun and accessible for the entire family. Each pack contains 4 to 8 activities focusing on objects and an array of multisensory activities. Backpacks can be checked out at the front desk in the Museum store free of charge with Museum admission.

STORYBOOK TOUR

10am 1st Tuesday Each Month

This one of a kind tour takes you on a trip throughout the Museum’s rail yard inspired by some of the best of children’s literature! Railroad themed, of course. The Little Engine That Could, the Little Red Caboose and of course, Donald Crews’ Freight Train provide the suitable inspiration for this adventure at the Colorado Railroad Museum.

Admission: $10 adults, $5 kids 2-17, $8 seniors (60+). Museum members and children under age 2 are free.
Guided Theme Tour: $3 plus general admission. Museum members and children under age 2 are free.

Click here to order tickets online!

STORY TIME AND CRAFT

 10am-11am 3rd Tuesday Each Month

Join staff and volunteers at the Colorado Railroad Museum as they share some of their favorite children’s stories with a decidedly railroad theme followed by a fun make-and-take craft!

  • 2022 Dates TBA
    – The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg (at the Museum)
    – Terrific Trains by Milton & Parker (online)

Recommended ages 4-6 years old. Included with general admission.

Story Time and Craft is also available online! Check out our awesome playlist of train themed children’s stories on our YouTube channel by clicking here! A new story is added the third Wednesday each month!

COMING IN 2022

SPRING BREAK, THRILLING THURSDAYS AND MORE!

BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA RAILROADING BADGE ACTIVITY WORKBOOK

Boy Scouts are invited to complete the Boy Scout Railroading Badge Activity Workbook. After completing the workbook contact your Badge Counselor.

Badge Counselors: Please contact the Museum by email to request a copy of the Counselor’s Key.

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15-acre railyard with over 100 locomotives is waiting for you to explore. 

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17155 W. 44th Avenue
Golden, CO 80403

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